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Archive: Sustainability

21 Apr 2016

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

by VIRGINIA GEWIN
In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge. READ MORE

21 Mar 2016

New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land

by RICHARD CONNIFF
If the world is to have another Green Revolution to feed its soaring population, it must be far more sustainable than the first one. That means finding ways to boost yields with less fertilizer and rethinking the way food is distributed. READ MORE

17 Mar 2016

Food Insecurity: Arctic Heat Is Threatening Indigenous Life

by ED STRUZIK
Subsistence hunters in the Arctic have long taken to the sea ice to hunt seals, whales, and polar bears. But now, as the ice disappears and soaring temperatures alter the life cycles and abundance of their prey, a growing number of indigenous communities are facing food shortages. READ MORE

03 Mar 2016

Can Data-Driven Agriculture Help Feed a Hungry World?

by JOHN ROACH
Agribusinesses are increasingly using computer databases to enable farmers to grow crops more efficiently and with less environmental impact. Experts hope this data, detailing everything from water use to crop yields, can also help the developing world grow more food. READ MORE

25 Feb 2016

In Istanbul’s Ancient Gardens, A Battle for Future Harvests

by JENNIFER HATTAM
Development pressures are threatening Istanbul's centuries-old gardens, which have produced food for the city's markets since Byzantine times. A coalition of gardeners and environmentalists is fighting to preserve them. READ MORE

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28 Apr 2016: Half of All Farmed Fish Have Deformed Ear Bones That Cause Hearing Loss

21 Apr 2016: A Town Made Almost Entirely Out Of Plastic Bottles is Being Built in Panama

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

18 Apr 2016: The Complicated Case of Global Warming’s Impact on Agriculture

07 Mar 2016: Climate Change Will Threaten
Key Crops Across Sub-Saharan Africa

03 Mar 2016: Oregon To Eliminate Coal From Its State Energy Mix by 2030

19 Feb 2016: Growing Marijuana Consumes Huge Amount of Energy, New Report Finds

15 Feb 2016: Global Water Shortages Affect At Least Four Billion People, Study Says

02 Feb 2016: General Electric Joins The Move From CFL Bulbs to LEDs

11 Jan 2016: Scientists Warn of Biodiversity Impacts of Major Hydropower Projects


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